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HPB Surgery
Volume 11, Issue 3, Pages 175-184
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1999/81649
Case Report

Mucin Hypersecreting Intraductal Papillary Neoplasm of the Pancreas

1Rush Medical College, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
2Department of Pathology, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
3Department of General Surgery, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
4University Surgeons S.C., Suite 810 Professional Building, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, 1725 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612, USA

Received 24 October 1997; Accepted 12 April 1998

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Abstract

Mucin Hypersecreting Intraductal Papillary Neoplasm is a rare neoplasm that arises from ductal epithelial cells. This entity is distinct from the more commonly known Mucinous Cystadenoma or Mucinous Cystadenocarcinoma. Despite this distinction, it has been erroneously categorized with these more common cystic neoplasms. Characteristic clinical presentation, radiographic, and endoscopic findings help distinguish this neoplasm from the cystadenomas and cystadenocarcinomas. Histopathologic identification is not crucial to the preoperative diagnosis. This neoplasm is considered to represent a premalignant condition and, therefore, surgical resection is warranted. Prognosis, following resection, is felt to be curative for the majority of patients.

We present two cases of Mucin Hypersecreting Intraductal Papillary Neoplasm and discuss their diagnosis and surgical therapy.